Recent Podcasts

April 25: Two podcasts moderated by Jamshed Gandi

Istanbul on the History’s Greatest Cities podcast site, 3/24/2023. 

The First Computer Program on the Patented: History of Inventions podcast site, 3/7/2023.  

March 28th Two podcasts moderated by Steve Schramm

Summer Travel in California on the California Now podcast site, June 6, 2022

CBO – Congressional Budget Office – That’s What They Do on the Planet Money podcast site,  3/1/2023.

February 28 moderator Jamshed Gandi. This meeting we will discuss podcasts about Egypt and Astronomy, moderated by Jamshed Gandi.

Cleopatra’s Triumphant Daughter on the History Extra podcast site, 2/13/2023.

Is Earth Normal? on the Astronomy Cast podcast site, 5/30/2022.

February 13. This month we are going to discuss a couple of “scientific” podcasts, led by our moderator Nick Maufe.

 Science Vs Hypnosis: Does it really work? on the Science Vs podcast site, 11/17/2022

 Science Vs Vegans: Are They Right? on the Science Vs podcast site, 9/15/2022

January 10 Rich Knowles will start the year off with a single podcast

Not All Fun and War Games, 10/05/2022 on the SNAFU podcast site. 

December 13 Three podcasts moderated by Steve Schramm

TED Radio Hour:  Life Stages of the Brain,  11/102022. (originally 3/5/2021).

TED Talks Daily:  How to Squeeze the Juice Out of Retirement.  10/13/2022.

 A Cup of Cheer:  A Seasonal Holiday Podcast.  Episode 13 – The Ugly Christmas Sweater!, 12/15/2019.

October 25 Two podcasts moderated by Jamshed Gandi

9/17/2022  “Kermit Roosevelt II: The Nation That Never Was” on the Commonwealth Club podcast site.

9/8/2022 “Author, adventurer, archaeologist: Agatha Christie’s action-packed life” on the History Extra podcast site.

October 11 Two podcasts moderated by Tom Doll

8/16/2022 “Edward Snowden: Meet the Press (episode 1) on the American Scandal podcast site.

9/1/2022 “Data and the Drug War” on the Spy Talk podcast site

September 27 Three podcasts moderated by Steve Schramm

8/9/2022 “How the U.S. Gave Away Cutting Edge Technology to China” on the Consider This podcast site from NPR.

8/21/2022 “111. Would You Be Happier if You Lived Someplace Else?” on the No Stupid Questions podcast site

8/16/2022 “The Origin of Playing Cards” on the Everything Everywhere Daily podcast site.

September 13 Two podcasts, both starting a series, moderated by Rich Knowles

5/11/2022 “The Great Mississippi Flood – When the Levee Breaks” on the American History Tellers podcast site

7/19/2022 “The DuPont Chemical Cover-Up – Dry Run Creek” on the American Scandal podcast site

August 23 We will discuss two podcasts moderated by our moderator Jamshed Gandi

6/25/2022 “Who Killed Jane Stanford” on the Commonwealth Club site.  This is a who done it on the suspected murder of Leland Stanford’s wife.

3/10/2022 “What is happening with Oil? w/ Josh Young” on the We Study Billionaires site 

August 9 We will discuss two podcasts selected by our moderator Nick Maufe

9/7/2020 “Slaying The ‘Fee-for-Service Monster’ Of American Healthcare” on the Hidden Brain site

7/5/2022 “Liberals Need a Clearer Vision of the Constitution. Here’s What It Could Look Like” on The Ezra Klein Show site

June 28  We will discuss 2 or 3 podcasts selected by our moderator Steve Schramm

May 11, 2022  “Free Speech:  A Brief Contentious History” an interview with Jacob Mchangama, author of a book on Free Speech on the History Extra Podcast site

March 13, 2022 “If America is a Train Wreck, why am I doing fine?” on the No Stupid Questions Podcast site

And last “Extra 6:  A Better Way to End Basketball Games” by Steven Dubner and Nick Elam on the Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast site

June 14 We will be discussing two podcasts selected by moderator Rich Knowles

11/10/2021 “Traitors: The Widow and the Assassin” on the American History Tellers site

11/17/2021 “Traitors: The Atomic Spies” also on the American History Tellers site

May 24 We will be discussing a podcast selected by moderator Tom Doll

4/3/2022  ‘They Came to Help Migrants. Now, Europe Has Turned on Them.” On The Daily podcast site and is specifically a Sunday Read. 

May 10  We will be discussing a podcast selected by moderator Rich Knowles

12/15/2020 “Jon Jarvis:  Absolutely American.”  on The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg podcast site 

April 26 We will be discussing two podcasts selected by our moderator Jamshed Gandi.

3/9/2022 “California’s Inconvenient Truths” on the Commonwealth Club podcast site

3/31/2022 “What Makes a Street Private and Why does SF have so many” on the Bay Curious podcasts site

April 12 We will be discussing two podcasts selected by our moderator Kenneth Main.

3/22/2022 “How energy markets are shaping Putin’s invasion – and the world” on The Ezra Klein Show podcast site.

2/21/2022 “What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s” by Lisa Genova of Still Alice on the Ted Talks Daily podcast site

3/16/2022 “Escape from Russia” on the Planet Money podcast site that is part of NPR

March 22 Three podcasts led by moderator Steve Schramm.

1/20/2022 “How Classified Info Works” on the Stuff You Should Know podcasts site

2/20/2022 “What’s so great about Retirement?” on the No Stupid Questions podcasts site

9/29/2021 “Revisionist History Presents:  Climate Change Despondency is Solvable” on the Revisionist History podcasts site

March 8 Two podcasts led by moderator Ron Cassano

12/1/2021 “Coffee: Brewing Innovation” from  the Trailblazers by Walter Isaacson podcast site.

8/25/2021  “The Electrical Grid: Keeping the Lights On” from the Trailblazers by Walter Isaacson podcast site.

February 22 Two podcasts led by Moderator Jamshed Gandi.

12/13/2021 “Predicting the Future is Possible” from the site The Ezra Klein Show

11/01/2021 “How to Feel More Empathy” from the site The Happiness Lab

February 8 Two podcasts from the Now & Then podcast site, moderator Rich Knowles

10/26/2021 “Voting Rights:  The Big Picture (ft. Carol Anderson)”

10/12/2021 “Speakers of the House: Velvet Gloves and Iron Fists”.

January 25  Two podcasts led by moderator Nick Maufe from the Radiolab podcast site.

10/15/21  Of bombs and butterflies

10/01/21  Oliver Sipple

January 11  Two podcasts led by moderator Rich Knowles from “The History Hour” produced by BBC.

6/5/2021  “The war on drugs”

4/21/2021  “How the NRA became a US political lobbying giant”

December 14 – Two podcasts led by moderator Nick Maufe from the site “Stuff to Blow Your Mind“, each approximately one hour in length.

11/4/21 – “Barbara Blatchley on Why We Believe in Luck”

7/28/16 – “Minds of Musical Emptiness”

November 9 – Four podcasts led by moderator Steve Schramm

9/28/2021 – “The Global Supply Chain is Still a Mess” by Scott Horsley and Economist Betsey Stevenson on the NPR Consider This collection of podcasts.

9/28/2021 – “Just Think of the Time We Save” by Harry Enten on the Margins of Error collection of podcasts.

10/12/2021 – “What’s Your Exit Strategy?” by  Harry Enten on the Margins of Error collection of podcasts.

10/15/2021 – “The Great Supply Chain Disruption” on The Daily, a collection of podcasts published by the NY Times. (just The Daily will bring it up in a search)

October 26 – Two podcasts that claim to be factual (but are they?) selected by moderator Rich Knowles

9/13/2021 “Episode 179 Confidence” on the Lore podcast site

9/6/2021 “Re-Release:  Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown” on the You’re Wrong About podcast site

October 12 – Two podcasts of stories were selected by moderator Nick Maufe

8/24/2021  “The Mom of Bold Action” by George Saunders in the New Yorker Magazine: The Writer’s Voice 

8/19/2021  “Out of Control” on the Selected Shorts podcast site – 3 short stories

September 28 – Moderator Ron Cassano will lead the discussion of a podcast about Da Vinci.  This podcast can be found on the Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson podcast site

October 17, 2017, Da Vinci:  Il Grande Apripista // The Great Trailblazer

September 14 – This session will discuss two podcasts selected by the moderator Jamshed Gandi.  Both podcast sites can be subscribed to for free. I needed to go to the podcast sites to scroll down and find the podcasts.

August 9, 2021  Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old, on the Commonwealth Club of California podcast site

August 12, 2021 The Economist Asks: Walter Isaacson, on The Economist Asks podcast site

August 24 – A podcast identified by the moderator Rich Knowles.  It is about correcting human eyesight  It is

May 12, 2021 Eyesight: Vision’s Visionaries. It is posted on the Trailblazers by Walter Isaacson podcast site.  Approximately 29 minutes.

August 10 – A podcast identified by the moderator Rich Knowles.  It gives a brief history of vaccines (the positive tale).  It is

July 14, 2021 Vaccines: An Injection of Hope. It is posted on the Trailblazers by Walter Isaacson podcast site.  Approximately 33 minutes.

July 27 – Two podcasts identified by our moderator Ken Main.  One is about Edward Snowden and what he did in the format of a debate, and the other is a discussion of conversation by Alice Waters

February 18, 2014 “Debate: Was Edward Snowden Justified?” A Google search for the entire title will give a result of a debate on this date.  

June 22, 2021 “We Need to Make Time” with Alice Waters on the 70 over 70 site.

July 13 – An episode from the Ezra Klein Show moderated by Steve Schramm

May 11, 2021 Michael Lewis is Asking the Right Question

June 22 – Two distinct podcasts moderated by Ron Cassano

1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories, and Mysteries

March 29, 2015 The First American Road Trip by Jon Hagadorn

The Hidden Brain

April 26, 2021 Why Conversations Go Wrong

June 8 – The History of Literature Ron Rizzo

282 11/11/2020 Science Fiction

107  8/30/2017  The Man and the Myth – Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes

May 25 – Passenger List, a mystery series Rich Knowles

Sep 16 2019 1.1 Traffic

Sep 19 2019 1.2 Flock of Geese

May 11 -The Bill Simmons Podcast (a sports podcast)  Rich Knowles

April 20, 2021, Steph vs. 2006 Kobe, the NEW Warriors Fans, and …

April 27 – Bag Man:  Ron Rizzo

A 7 part series presented by Rachel Maddow about Spiro Agnew.

April 13 – two past podcasts from History Extra Podcast Jamshed Gandi

Mar 20 What happened to the Franklin Expedition

Mar 17 How our hunger for land shaped history

March 23 – two past podcasts from Hidden Brain Nick Maufe

Feb 8   How They See Us

Feb 2  Creating God

March 9 – podcasts from TED Talks Daily for Feb 8 through 22: Rich Knowles

Feb   8 A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions

Feb   9 The promise of quantum computers

Feb 10 Community-powered solutions to the climate crisis

Feb 11 Technology can’t fix inequality – but training and opportunities could

Feb 12 The hidden history found in your teeth

Feb 15 The political power of being a good neighbor

Feb 16 I let algorithms randomize my life for two years

Feb 17 How theater weathers wars, outlasts empires and survives pandemics

Feb 18 How technology has changed what it’s like to be deaf

Feb 19 The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What’s next?

Feb 22 You don’t need aliens to make history interesting

Feb 9  – American History Tellers  Political Parties: Rich Knowles

Jacksonian Democracy (episode 2 of Political Parties)